Why did French soccer player Zinedine Zidane headbutt an opponent in the World Cup soccer match? According to the L.A. Times, it’s Bush’s fault:
NOW WE KNOW why France’s team captain lost his cool in the World Cup finals and France lost the trophy to Italy.
Zinedine Zidane, who is of French and Algerian ancestry, head-butted an Italian player who insulted him. Although Zidane in an interview Wednesday would not say what words provoked him, a lip reader hired by the Times of London claims Marco Materazzi called Zidane “the son of a terrorist whore.'’
That’s pure trickle-down politics. From the White House to the soccer pitch, “terrorist” has “cooties” and “your mother wears combat boots” flat beat as the top playground potty-mouth slur for the 21st century.
Who’s surprised? The Bush administration has been scattering the word like ticker tape on a Manhattan parade. Old McDonald left the farm for the NSA, and now it’s here a terrorist, there a terrorist, everywhere a terrorist.
Damn. And my money was on Karl Rove or Halliburton.